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Sainsbury's CEO Mike Coupe to depart

22 January 2020 | Beth Wright

Mike Coupe is to step down as CEO of UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury's after six years in the role and 15 with the business.... read more

Cold snap drives clothing growth at Sainsbury's

8 January 2020 | Beth Wright

UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury's has seen its clothing sales surge in the third quarter, buoyed by a popular party range and colder weather.... read more

Sainbury's clothing sales take hit as H1 profit slumps

7 November 2019 | Michelle Russell

UK supermarket retailer Sainsbury's has seen its clothing sales fall in the first half, as it revealed a slump in group earnings hurt by phased cost savings and tough weather comparisons.... read more

Sainsbury's suppliers told to foot cost of no-deal Brexit duties

30 September 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

UK supermarket Sainsbury's has told its suppliers they must foot the cost of additional duties should the UK exit the European Union without a deal.... read more

Online boosts clothing growth at Sainsbury's

25 September 2019 | Beth Wright

Apparel sales growth regained its upward trajectory at Sainsbury's in the second quarter as the UK supermarket group's Tu clothing brand continued to grow market share.... read more

Investors press brands for more workforce transparency

3 July 2019 | Beth Wright

A coalition of more than 120 institutional investors with combined assets of more than US$14 trillion is renewing its demand for companies across the world to come forward with better data on their staff and supply chain workers, with the aim improving the quality of jobs globally. ... read more

Sainsbury's gains clothing market share as Q1 sales slip

3 July 2019 | Beth Wright

Apparel sales growth slipped by more than 4% at Sainsbury's in the first quarter, with the UK supermarket group blaming challenging market conditions and poor weather for impacting demand in some seasonal categories.... read more

Sainsbury's holds apparel market share despite FY sales slip

1 May 2019 | Beth Wright

Full-year clothing sales at Sainsbury's slipped after the UK supermarket group reduced its promotional activity in the period – although the move helped lift full-price sales the company said today (1 May).... read more

The price of US imports from China continues to fall

19 March 2019 | Leonie Barrie

Despite concerns about sourcing from China amid an intensifying trade war with the US, newly-published figures show China continues to dominate US apparel imports – with import volume rising and prices continuing to fall again last year.... read more

Outlook for UK retailers looks bleak

11 March 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

The outlook for UK retailers continues to look bleak. UK department store John Lewis blamed a "challenging" retail backdrop for a more than 45% drop in full-year profits to GBP160m. It was a similar story for rival Debenhams, which issued a warning on full-year profits based on poor sales performance. In an update, the retailer said for the 18 weeks to 5 January, gross transaction value fell 5.6% and like-for-like sales were down 5.7%. ... read more

Petition calls for Sainsbury's-Asda merger to be blocked

7 March 2019 | Beth Wright

A new petition is calling one UK Government watchdog, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), to block the "damaging" proposed merger of supermarkets Asda and Sainsbury's.... read more

How Levi Strauss is driving sustainable change

4 March 2019 | Beth Wright

The denim and jeans sector is having to work tirelessly to change perceptions over its sustainability, or lack of it. But change is nigh, promises Michael Kobori, vice president of social and environmental sustainability at Levi Strauss & Co. The company recently expanded its Partnership for Cleaner Textiles (PaCT) programme to four countries in Asia and is now engaging in one of its most ambitious plans to date, with a target to cut carbon emissions across its supply chain by 40% by 2025. "At this point, that is the most aggressive target in the industry, we believe, in terms of both the magnitude and the timeframe," Kobori tells just-style.... read more

M&S, Tesco to guard against supply chain exploitation

27 February 2019 | Beth Wright

A cohort of UK retailers including M&S, Tesco, and Sainsbury's - all of which boast a substantial apparel and footwear portfolio - have come together as Founding Sponsors of a new initiative which acts to guard against exploitation in supply chains. ... read more

British MPs call for laws to tackle fast fashion

25 February 2019 | Hannah Abdulla

The UK government is being urged to introduce legislation that requires fashion brands and retailers to perform due diligence checks across their supply chains and take more responsibility for the environmental impact of their businesses. ... read more

Watchdog delivers "hammer blow" to Sainsbury's-Asda merger

20 February 2019 | Beth Wright

The early findings of an in-depth investigation by UK Government watchdog the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into the proposed merger of supermarkets Asda and Sainsbury's has raised extensive competition concerns over the potential tie-up.... read more